www.livestream.com/mcleankendr… come hang out!
On the Prowl + Freelance TipsEdit: I'm happy to say that freelance has been going well, and since Big Huge was picked up by 38 Studios, I've been on as a remote contractor with them. Good stuff!
Well, its been a bit since I've written an update, and plenty has happened since the last one.
I was unfortunately laid off at my job at Big Huge Games, along with about 50 others. Upsides include that I had to bite the bullet and get a new laptop (its niiiice), and also my artwork got featured on the Kotaku website when they did their story on the game that we will no longer be making. I guess that's life though, roll with the punches and take the good with the bad.
Freelance has been picking up, and recently I got the attention of a client that I'm REALLY excited about (its one of the big ones!). I'll spill more beans on that when things are set in stone, right now its all looking very positive, but I haven't actually been given the assignment yet. I'm also working on a few different art tests for studios, so hopefully o
Update-o-RamaFirst of all, the big reason I am writing this journal is to encourage anyone interested in conversation/debate about "fantasy art" to check out my most recent post at my blog: http://mcleannews.blogspot.com I'm trying to treat my blog as a combo eye-candy/food-for-thought type of situation. This is the first time I've written something like this in a while, and its short, but I really kind of enjoyed it. I am going to brainstorm on some different ideas for the coming months. We'll see how it goes.
Nextly: I gotz a job a little over 2 months ago! I'm working up in Baltimore at Big Huge Games under THQ. Its nice, we're working on an undisclosed RPG project, and I can't really say any more than that for now.
Spectrum 15 finally came out, and my work is in there! I'm pretty stoked about it, but the deadline for the next Spectrum is already around the corner! I've been reworking some previous images, so if you go back through my gallery you may notice that some of my images are possibly a
A 'Thank You!' and a DisclaimerSo wow, I got a Daily Deviation on my Sirius Black painting. I sold it a couple months ago at Megacon in Orlando, FL, so its kinda neat to be reminded that I did this and its awesome to see that people like it. I have to announce a crazy-huge thank-you to Dragonwinter ( http://dragonwinter.deviantart.com ) who suggested my piece and wrote up the dramatic description of it! And thank you to everyone who has commented on it and faved it and everything!
Now the disclaimer part, which is related to something else. I have been adding a lot of people lately and every now and then another devart user might not really understand why I put a watch on them. The thing is, other peoples' opinions are really important, and by hearing what others think about my work, it helps me better understand how i should be working and what works in my pieces. I have friended a lot of people to put myself in direct contact with those who may have a strong opinion that they might share. Be it positive or negativ
blogsite/portfoliowell, I've got an in-progress portfolio up in the form of a blog now. Its a lot cleaner looking than devart, which is great for professionalism.
check it out at http://mclean-kendree.blogspot.com and give me some feedback. Well, I guess you would've already done that on devart if you were going to, but check it out anyway!
Empty Room Studioshttp://ers.cpanel21.gzo.com/
check it out. i guess if you're on deviantart you don't really need someone else to make art for you, but we need work- so i dunno, WE'LL MAKE ALL YOUR WILDEST ART-DREAMS COME TRUE (unless it involves postmodernism, then you're screwed).
Oh yeah, there's a forum! even though there's nothing in it right now, we're going to be looking for a colorist sometimes soon, so if you want to make some money and you're pretty handy with a wacom and photoshop/painter, then keep your eyes peeled for when we officially announce our colorist-search.
Mc-the-lariatI'm making another user-page for material I created during the last two years of highschool. The username will be mc-the-lariat. If you're particularly interested in seeing artistic development in a single artist over the span of 3 years or so, this could be fun. May also be good for younger artsts still in high school who want to be better than I am in my second year of college (meaning the stuff you're making now should be better than the stuff I am posting, if you're in high school. with that goal in mind, you'll probably be set).
HooRAY for Nostalgia!!!!!!!!!!!
The Art of MisunderstandingCompliments are a bit of a tricky and weird thing.
Especially on an international webpage.
=> the misunderstanding
In Switzerland you can tell someone who's a cool person that they are "en geile siech". Now, this is a really big compliment here, even though it's not considered the most polite vocabulary. Still, big compliment.
If you translate that 1:1 into any other language, you will tell the other person they are a sexually arousing and rotting corpse of a horse.
Don't do that, most people don't will look kindly on it. d:
Of course the same problem exists in the other way too. I was feeling rather saddened by the first one who told me that my drawings are "da shit". I had NO idea that this is a positive thing! I just assumed the other person told me that my works were bad. Thankfully, I asked them why they thought of my drawings as bad, which helped clearing that misunderstanding up really fast.
=> "Looks like Ghibli!"
After a few years on dA, I started to hate
Kastraz's 1,500 POINT RAFFLE GIVEAWAY!! [OPEN]I haven't been able to do much art at all lately (anime con prep, finding a kitten & figuring out what to do with her, etc), and there's a lot of people waiting on trades/requests, commissions for me right now so as you can tell, I'm still quite busy...
So um, I'm gonna give back to you guys in a way that's possible for me right now
Plus a lot of you said on my last poll that you want more giveaways so here you go!!
1,000 Points [Points]
[Bullet; Black][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Black][Bullet; Black]
500 Points [Points]
[Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple]
another felinia movie to add to the listi was working on felinia when all of a sudden i had a revelation and i had to make this.
DARPG Personality Maker RNGTo Use:
For each category simply open up random.org and put 1 in the min section and the max number given next to each category in the max section and hit generate. Do this with all or only some of the categories, if you don't like what you get you can always re-role.
Works best if you add multiple quirks and fears.
:iconLivid-Star: :iconMeg006: :iconKique7:
Base Personality 1-50
1. Lazy: I don't focus. Being a couch potato is more appealing.
2. Energybomb: ZIP! ZOOM! WEEEE! I'm hyper active and that means I'm really hard to train and getting my attention will take a lot of patience. I will need a lot of activation to tire me out.
3. Snob: Hmmpft…You're not good enough to command me .
4. Bipolar: WOO I'm focused! I'm happy! I'm annoyed and refuse to do anything you tell me.
5. Nervous: I heard something out there…I'm pretty sure I heard something…*perks ears and stares intently*
6. Dumb: Remembering all of those commands and obstacles is hard. You'll have t
ADOPTABLE 100 THEMES CHALLENGEYeah. I don't like the other one. SO HERE WE GOOOOOO!!!
2. Think pink
3. Chocolate kisses
4. Crisp apple
14. Sun conure
26. Candy floss
32. Bumble bee
40. Peanut butter jelly
45. Orange sherbet
50. Tea and cake
73. Aquafresh toothpaste
ALL Next Gen Fun Facts!This is fan made!
All Next Gen Fun Facts! :iconwoootplz: Everything from my previous fun facts journals as well as some new ones are in here I probably won't make any more new Fun Facts journals. Instead, I'll just add them in here and let you know if there are any updates (if they are worth mentioning of course) I'll probably add more to the younger characters later since I'm still developing them. HOLY FRICK THIS JOURNAL IS LONG!
If this journal in particular is too long, you can look at these kinda shorter ones that narrow the characters down by category
Main: Royalty: Side: Children:
Valiant goes by "Lance"
Valiant's love life isn't very successful even though he's kind, charming and handsome. He's been out with quite a few ponies making him seem l
30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) ChallengeI originally posted this on my Tumblr blog, and since it seems to be popular I thought I'd challenge people here.
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell.
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!
Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell (more for Tumblr posts, but I suppose you can do it here too) so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork.
What are you waiting for? START!
Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference Draw a figure that's in action, using a reference - link to referenceDra
The 30 Day Character Development Challenge~![Stole off someone's facebook]
1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don't have any, is there a reason?
4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
5.) What's your character's ranking on the KINSEY SCALE?
6.) Describe your character's happiest memory.
7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
8.) Day of Favorites! What's your character's favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
9.) Who does your character trust?
10.) Can you define a turning point in your character's life? Multiples are acceptable.
11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the time